Projects

Bristol has been home to a range of successful and innovative digital inclusion projects. We have captured our experiences and some of the lessons learned here.

Heritage and Culture Open Data Challenge Launched

by Kevin 06/11/2014 in Projects

The next in NESTA/ ODI Open Data Challenges has been launched to explore how we can use open data to involve more people, and more diverse people, in heritage and culture. There will be a series of support events over the next few months. Visit the website to learn more, explore ideas and to sign [...]

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Bristol pair win international prize for 3D printed prosthetic hand

by Kevin 06/11/2014 in Bristol

High end prosthetics can cost up to £100,000. By using emerging technologies like 3D printing, Open Bionics have cut that down to under £1000. The Bristol based brains behind the initiative Joel Gibbard and Sammy Payne, have just won an international award from Intel to recognise the potential and innovation of the project.

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Do you want to contribute to improving health care in Bristol?

by Kevin 31/10/2014 in Bristol

You can get involved in finding the best solutions to key health challenges at a “Make It” event sponsored by Bristol Health Partners. Organisations, communities and individuals are invited to take part in this collaborative event;

Friday 14 November – The Station BS1 2AG
Opening presentations and networking from 6pm (until 9pm)
Saturday 15 November – The Station [...]

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Hack weekend by Bath Hacked, 1 & 2 Nov, Guildhall Coworking Hub Bath, BA1 5EB

by Kevin 30/10/2014 in Bristol

Bath Hacked, just down the road from us in Bath, have organised a hack weekend as part of the impressive Bath Digital Festival.
The hack is themed around the City’s past, present and future, and there are a raft of prizes for the best work. Seasoned and novice hackers are welcome but do sign up at [...]

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Job opportunity: Strategic Resilience Officer, Bristol City Council

by Kevin 10/09/2014 in Bristol

Bristol is one of only five European cities and 32 cities worldwide invited to join the first cohort of a global network of resilient cities organised by the Rockefeller Foundation. This senior role will serve as the main point of contact and liaison with this network of cities and its platform partners. Visit this website [...]

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Upto £6m available from TSB for projects demonstrating better integration of infrastructure and services across a city

by Kevin 04/09/2014 in Bristol

The Technology Strategy Board have announced a SBRI competition to encourage companies to link together City systems in order to improve understanding of how elements of these systems interact with each other.
Successful organisations attract a 100%-funded development contract of up to £2m from the £6m funding pot, with projects running for up to 3 years.
The [...]

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SBRI Competition launches exploring potential of Cities as system of systems

by Kevin 25/07/2014 in Bristol

The Technology Strategy Board has announced £6m worth of funding for an Small Business Research Initiative competition to develop innovative solutions that can help cities plan more successfully for the future. The funding will be awarded to companies who can demonstrate new ways of achieving better integration of infrastructure and services across a city, by [...]

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Do you have an Idea to use Open Data to help people renting accommodation? The best idea wins £40,000 to develop their product

by Kevin 27/06/2014 in Bristol

Nesta and ODI have launched a Housing Open Data Challenge which invites teams to use open data to build products and services to help people get the best out of renting (including to provide greater housing options for those renting). This includes both:

Those who are renting in the private rented [...]

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Do you have a small/medium business related to Microelectronics in the South West of England? iNets might be able to provide you with support

by Kevin 27/06/2014 in Bristol

The Microelectronics iNet project supports small and medium-sized innovative companies across the South West through direct funding, practical support, advice, local and sector network development and highly targeted events. Led by the University of West of England, Microelectronics iNet is a £4.2 million European Regional Development Fund project running until June 2015. They have assisted [...]

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